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Church of St John, Durston

Description: Church of St John

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 270603

OS Grid Reference: ST2910928110
OS Grid Coordinates: 329109, 128110
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0480, -3.0127

Location: A361, Durston, Somerset TA3 5AF

Locality: Durston
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 5AF

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Listing Text


6/92 Church of St John



Parish church. Rebuilt 1853 in Early English style having been enlarged in 1815, tower restored 1897, Lias random
rubble, Ham stone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges. 3 bay nave, transepts, chancel, West tower, South porch. 3
stage crenellated tower with finials, set back buttresses rising to string courses, 3-light trefoil bell opening West
face, trefoil headed lancet, 3-light West window above moulded test door, crenellated North East stair turret, 2-light
windows flanking gabled porch with collar beam roof, moulded surrounds, C19 double doors, stepped buttresses to
transept, 3-light South window, 2-light South window to buttressed chancel, 3-light East window, 2-light on North
front, 3-light to vestry to right roof door, three 2-light windows to nave, Interior: ashlar faced. 4-centred tower
arch with trefoil headed panelled screen, C19 chancel arch, unmoulded jambs, moulded archivault, Cl9 archbraced roofs,
carried on foliage corbels, compartment ceilings in transepts. Mid C19 fittings, pulpit entered from door in West wall
of vestry. Memorial tablet in grey and white marble with draped urn on South wall of tower to Thomas Grey died 1820 by
R. Blore of Piccadilly; Thomas Grey paid for the restoration of the church in 1815, Altar table with baluster legs said
to be dated 1635, appears late C19, (Photograph, NMR; Kelly's Directory, 1897; Pevsner, Buildings of England South and
West Somerset, 1958)

Listing NGR: ST2910928110

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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